November 1, 2011

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Language Doesn't Matter: Substance Does

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 01, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Titles like "Language Matters," which both GLAAD and the polling institute opted for, strike me as that sort of arrogance of the political consultant class that places messaging and strategizing higher in importance than substance and actual conversations with people.Read More


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Did I Abandon Family for Gay Community?

Filed by Mark S. King | November 01, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Did I leave Bossier City, Louisiana because of my life ambitions, or did I flee? The truth is a little of both. After bursting out of the closet during high school in 1978, I knew I was causing some embarrassment.Read More


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How to Make Occupy Wall Street More Trans-Inclusive

Filed by Toshio Meronek | November 01, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

A big problem with social justice movements? Forgetting to include the people who are the most oppressed in the process. The Sylvia Rivera Law Project knows the problem first-hand, and stopped by Occupy Wall Street last week to help other protesters understand.Read More


The Semantics of 'Marriage Equality' Activism & Journalism

Filed by Adam Polaski | November 01, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

The debate on whether to call it "marriage equality," "gay marriage," or "same-sex marriage" has been well decided upon by gay rights activists. But the verdict's still out in mainstream and gay-focused journalism. What to do?Read More


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A Response: 'Quit flaunting your lifestyle'

Filed by D Gregory Smith | November 01, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Almost all LGBT persons experience ignorance in the form of public attack sooner or later. Those of us in rural areas tend to get it even more regularly - especially in the local newspapers.Read More


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Rep Cantor Booed Over Defending DOMA

Filed by Bil Browning | November 01, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Rep Eric Cantor's visit to the University of Michigan wasn't as positive as he'd hoped. Not only did students and staff turn their backs on him during his speech, they booed him when he reiterated his support for "traditional marriage."Read More


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Fox News Underreports Stories on LGBT Bullying

Filed by Adam Polaski | November 01, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Equality Matters has released a new study demonstrated Fox News' continued lack of commitment to honestly and accurately portraying stories of teenage suicide linked to intense bullying and legislative discussions of Safe Schools initiatives. Read More


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Introducing: The VIP Q Movie Pick

Filed by Jenni Olson | November 01, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Starting this week on Bilerico, the VIP Q Movie Pick is a weekly series where we ask today's hottest queer and queer-friendly filmmakers, stars and community leaders to answer the question: "One of my favorite LGBT movies is..."Read More


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Advocate Co-Founder Dies

Filed by Bil Browning | November 01, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Want to know the impact Laurent had on the LGBT community? You're reading part of it.Read More


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Satan Makes Gay Babies Says US Catholic Bishops Spokesman

Filed by Michael Hamar | November 01, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

A US Catholic Bishops spokesman claims that the Devil causes a supposed malfunction in fetal development in the womb and, so, a gay child is born.Read More


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Justifying Child Molestation

Filed by Ed Team | November 01, 2011 | 9:13 AM | comments

"We were following exactly the national recommendations of the Boy Scouts of America and its board who set up the rules. You do not want to broadcast to the entire population that these things happen. You take care of it...Read More


36 Hours in Three-Quarter Time

Filed by Bil Browning | November 01, 2011 | 9:08 AM | comments

Istanbul: Thirty-six hours in three-quarter timefrom Dan Zak on Vimeo. My friend Dan Zak, a reporter for the Washington Post, has been assigned to Iraq for the next month. On his way there, he had a layover in Istanbul and...Read More


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13 Ways to Avoid Blame for Homophobia & Transphobia

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 01, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

Guest blogger Matt Smith is back with more of your favorite maneuvers for dodging conversations on heterosexism. You have any more to add?Read More